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    Cool Finally some decent toys aimed at girls!!

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    Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women. Early in a girl's life, the toys marketed to her are usually things that don't encourage her to enter those fields. GoldieBlox intends to change that by teaching them while they are young that these fields can be fun — and apparently epic, by the looks of this super-genius 2-minute video.

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    Excellent. There's Christmas sorted.

    Eta: shipping costs more than the toys!

    Eta2: that was with 'get it by Friday' shipping. Normal shipping much more reasonable!

    As you were.
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    lol I love the ad but it doesn't make it very clear on what the product actually is.
    But having looked at the website, it's kind of a shame that they're still so gendered, they're still obviously "girl's toys". But then maybe that will mean they won't appear to be particularly controversial so girls (and parents!) who have already been socialised to only play with pink stuff will be more receptive and give it go, which would be great.

    Anyway, that's pretty awesome, thanks Busy-Bee! I'm a bit tempted to get a set to play with myself

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    I like that they are still a bit gendered. Try as I might DD does still tend to distinguish between girls and boys toys so given these look girly she won't hesitate to play with them.

    I also like that they have attached a story to them. She is hugely into imaginative play and interactions between toys so she'll love the dog chasing its tail etc element.

    Thanks so much Busy Bee!!

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    DD isn't really old enough but I'm going to buy one of the stories with the activities for DS. One of the "more than just a princess" shirts might also happen to fall into the cart...

    ETA: They don't ship to Australia directly but you can buy via Amazon who does ship to us.
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    I had the opposite problem. Wanted to buy a gender neutral tea set for DS, could only find pink and purple in the stores. Ended up buying one from an education store that supplies to pre-schools. Cost twice as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseOldOwl View Post
    I had the opposite problem. Wanted to buy a gender neutral tea set for DS, could only find pink and purple in the stores. Ended up buying one from and education store that supplies to pre-schools. Cost twice as much.
    I've had that problem, I wanted to buy a tea set for DS but not one that was all pink. I found one at the Early Learning Centre - blue with polka dots.


 

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